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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by SparksNV, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. SparksNV

    SparksNV Songster

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    How high up should the nesting box be? - I plan on using DL. Should the roosts be higher than the box? The box will be on the opposite wall from the roosts.

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  2. charmedbychickens

    charmedbychickens Songster

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    The only thing that really matters with the nesting boxes is that they are lower that the roosts. Otherwise they will be roosting in them.
     
  3. atimme

    atimme Songster

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    Agreed! No one likes a poopy nest. [​IMG]
     
  4. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    I put my nesting boxes 1 1/2 to 2 feet off of the ground. Perches, for youngsters, 3'. Adults, 5' or 6'. They use the lowers to work their way to the top & rafters.
     

  5. SparksNV

    SparksNV Songster

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    Thanks ya'll - nest box is going in at 18" above floor & perches will be higher than that - Coop will be 4' at back and at least 5' to 5'6" in front. [​IMG]
     
  6. joletabey

    joletabey SDWD!!!!

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    Leave enough head room for them to feel comfortable flying up-
     

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